MT. HELIX -- Boys Scouts and their fathers gathered atop Mt. Helix Sunday morning and began studying the rock walls while mixing cement and gathering up stones to add their own contribution to the legacy of the park.

Nick Jones, a 15-year-old junior at Grossmont High School, is leading a portion of his Troop 319 to construct one of three overlooks with benches being planned for a path that circles the park.

"It's part of my Eagle project,'' Jones said while mixing cement for the foundation of a rock wall the troup will be building over the next three weekends. The group was endeavoring to make sure the new walls match the look and feel of the many walls that have made the park at the top of Helix accessible and safe to hikers and concert goers.

Jones (pictured right) said he was contacted by members of the Mt. Helix Park Foundation and he and other members of the troop located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church signed on for the effort.

Jones is also raising the money it will take for cement and other supplies. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact Jones at 619-303-4541 and can keep track of the project's schedule at the troop's website by clicking here.


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Tags: Boy ScoutsTroop 319, Grossmont High School, Mt. Helix, Mt. Helix Park Foundation, Nick Jones, St. Andrews Episcopal Church


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